Max Cook

Blog | Max Cook thrilled with better results in Germany

Hi everyone!

This year just keeps getting better and better!

At the start of the month in Sachsenring for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup I improved again taking my first top 10 position with an 8th place!

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At the start of the weekend I felt excited about learning a new track but also determined to getting a good result and a good qualifying, which I have had trouble with all year.

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On the Friday I learnt that in both Free Practice sessions all the riders build up slowly and then give it their all in Qualifying in the evening. As this is new to me I would do the opposite and give it my all in every session but I'd then be tired for the qualifying.

So in Germany I changed that by slowly building up my speed and knowledge of the track in FP1 and FP2 so I was ready to give it my all in qualifying.

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Because of this I was able to put in my best lap of the weekend which put me in 8th position on the grid! I was so happy that I had achieved a good qualifying because all year I have struggled, but I learned from my previous mistakes and it payed off!

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In Race 1 I wanted to maintain that top 10 position and I'm happy to say that I achieved my goal by finishing in 8th place. I had a brilliant race and enjoyed every minute!

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Race 2 however didn't work out as well. My goal for this race was to try and stay with the front group for as long as I can. But on the first lap I tried to make an overtake which wasn't safe so I had to slow down quickly, resulting in me crashing.

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The weekend after I raced as a wildcard in the British Standard Moto3 at brands hatch. It was good to get some practice on a Moto3 with close racing to keep me focused and in shape.

Last weekend I raced at Red Lodge for the Cool Fab Racing Junior Championship where I rode a mini pit bike and a CRF150.

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On the Wednesday and Thursday before, there was a training school hosted by Andy Ibbot. He even taught me a few things about riding techniques which I put into practice over the weekend.

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Now I look forward to Austria! See you there!

Max